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How Stephanie Williams conquered the comic book game

November 16th, 2023


Hey everyone! Welcome back to another episode of THEBLERDGURL PODCAST. I’m thrilled about this week’s chat with the talented Stephanie Williams. If you’ve dived into the comic book world, you’ve likely encountered her …

Sasheer Zamata on Witches, Wokeness and Women

November 8th, 2023


According to the National Library of Medicine, video games are more than just play; they’ve been shown to help with various mental disorders, from ADHD to anxiety. That’s the heart of what we’re getting into on this …

The Situational Therapist: Gaming Through a Mental Health Lens

November 4th, 2023


According to the National Library of Medicine, video games are more than just play; they’ve been shown to help with various mental disorders, from ADHD to anxiety. That’s the heart of what we’re getting into on this …

From the Boondocks to Blacula Rodney Barnes shows us how it's done

November 1st, 2023


In this episode of THEBLERDGURL® PODCAST Karama welcomes back the multi-talented Rodney Barnes, a seasoned writer with an impressive career spanning …

The Changeling Chronicles: Victor LaValle on Adapting his hit horror novel to the screen

October 23rd, 2023


Just in time for the spooky season, Victor LaValle joins us on theblerdgurl podcast. Renowned for his novels “The Ballad of Black Tom,” and “Lone Women,” Victor’s creativity through horror also shines in his comics …

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster

June 11th, 2023


In this episode I speak with writer Director Bomani J. Story about his new film “The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster”. A new horror film out in theaters June 9 and headed to streaming service Shudder. The indie horror …

AI vs IP: Lawyer Wynton Yates weighs in

May 19th, 2023


A.I. is everywhere, and although it can be used as a creative tool, what’s making the headlines is how generative AI tools like midjourney and …

Black film history lessons with Len Webb and Vincent Williams

April 21st, 2023


Did you know that the same year that Driving Miss Daisy won multiple Academy Awards, that Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing wasn’t even nominated? If …

The Healing Journey of Jacque Aye

March 30th, 2023


Welcome back to THEBLERDGURL podcast! In this episode, I’m joined by Jacque Aye, author, entrepreneur, and podcaster. We’ll be discussing her debut …

How JAWS and Tiktok influenced Akela Cooper's writing on M3GAN

January 13th, 2023


Happy New Year everyone! theblerdgurl podcast is back! For my first episode of the year I had the pleasure of welcoming back to the podcast screen writer and producer Akela Cooper.

Akela Cooper is the writer for …

Simone Missick and the "Lola-Coaster" of 'All Rise'

August 3rd, 2022


I’m convinced that actress Simone Missick is unstoppable. And if you’re a fan of “All Rise” (OWN), then you already know Missick’s character, Judge …

Preeti Chhibber and 'Spider-Man's Social Dilemma'

July 26th, 2022


Preeti Chhibber is having quite a year! Not only has she just dropped the Spider-Man’s Social Dilemma, the first of a middle grade trilogy, but earlier this year she wrote her first comic, Women of Marvel #1 and in …

Jenny Lumet on Love, Lena and The Man Who Fell to Earth

June 30th, 2022


In this episode I speak to Jenny Lumet, someone who I think has become  one of the important Black Women in episodic franchise science fiction in …

Babs Olusanmokun talks about that magical Star Trek SNW Episode

June 19th, 2022


The Star Trek posts continue! A couple of episodes ago I spoke to writer, producer and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Co-Executive Producer Akela Cooper. Then I caught up with Strange New Worlds actress Celia Rose …

Celia Rose Gooding is even more geeked than we are that she gets to continue Uhura's legacy

May 24th, 2022


More Star Trek for you! Last week I spoke to writer, producer and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Co-Executive Producer Akela Cooper. This week I talk with the actress who plays to Uhura, Celia Rose Gooding. I’m not …

Hollywood writer Akela Cooper breaks down her writing journey from Luke Cage to Malignant to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

May 16th, 2022


I always have a blast when I talk with Akela Cooper. (as you will hear in the giggling throughout this episode. A Hollywood Writer and producer, …

Raising Dion’s Alicia Wainwright is ready for her superpowers

March 5th, 2022


You may recognize Alicia Wainwright from her role as Maia Roberts on Freeform’s “Shadowhunters”. But in Netflix’s groundbreaking series “Raising …

Raising Dion star Ja’Siah Young has the childhood we all wish we had

February 24th, 2022


Back in 2016, indie comic creator Dennis Liu kickstarted a comic called Raising Dion, a story about a mom secretly raising a boy with superpowers. He also created a trailer for it and we all fell in love with the …

Podcast: Lewis Tan and that nude love scene in Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance

February 17th, 2022


This week actor Lewis Tan returns to the podcast to talk about his role as a lover and a fighter in Wu Assassins: Fistful of Vengeance. (Netflix). …

Wilson Cruz of Star Trek: Discovery on acting and activism

October 7th, 2021


It was almost a year ago when I had the pleasure of speaking to actor and activist Wilson Cruz on theblerdgurlLIVE. It was a few weeks after the elections, we were ending our first year in lockdown, and Cruz’s hit show

Alfred Enoch Discusses the far future of Foundation

September 22nd, 2021


This week is a theblerdgurl podcast special short episode. My guest today is the lovely actor Alfred Enoch. Best known for portraying Dean Thomas in the blockbuster Harry Potter films and Wes Gibbins on the ABC …

Tanya DePass is on the front lines fighting for diverse and safe spaces in gaming

September 16th, 2021


Although my conversation with gamer and activist Tanya DePass was initially recorded at the beginning of 2021 on THEBLERDGURL LIVE, our discussion around diversity in gaming and enduring the harassment that goes with …

Peter Ramsey was in the game long before the Spiderverse

August 25th, 2021


My guest in this episode is Academy-Award Winning director Peter Ramsey. Of course, everyone knows Peter Ramsey is one of the co-directors on Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, which won the team an Oscar. This …

Ify Nwadiwe is a professional geek

August 23rd, 2021


Continuing my epic throwback series on the podcast is my interview with Ify Nwadiwe. Ify stopped by TBGL in season 2 to talk about how he balances being a writer, actor, comedian, gamer and how he dopes it all so …

How Xmiramira is unapologetically creating space for Black gamers

August 18th, 2021


If you are an avid player of The Sims, a life simulation game that let’s players design the lives of simulated characters and watch as they “live” …

Vita Ayala takes on Milestone's update of superhero Static

August 13th, 2021


If you are a fan of Milestone’s most famous character Virgil Hawkins, then this is the episode for you. Vita Ayala ((New Mutants, Shuri), is the new writer on the series Static Season 1, and I talked to them about …

Cress Williams and the legacy of Black Lightning

August 6th, 2021


Welcome back to another episode of theblerdgurl podcast! This episode I had the pleasure of speaking with actor and CW Black Lightning star Cress Williams.Now last episode I spoke with actress Erika Alexander who …

Erika Alexander has been busy since "Living Single"

August 4th, 2021


Erika Alexander is known for her roles on the Emmy nominated series Living Single, the Oscar Award Winning movie Get Out, the CW’s Black Lightning

Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes talk Horror and Hollywood

July 30th, 2021


If you are a writer or an aspiring writer or a fan of horror this is the episode for you. This is another throwback theblerdgurlLIVE episode but it’s one that is actually pretty timely because this week it was …

LeSean Thomas discusses his anime Yasuke

July 28th, 2021


This little podcast interview is a conversation that I had with the creator, co-writer and animator LeSean Thomas about Netflix Animation’s Yasuke. …

Orlando Jones on Evolution and dragons

July 23rd, 2021


Welcome back to THEBLERDGURL podcast! I always wanted to make THEBLERDGURL LIVE show available in podcast form, but I kind of got overwhelmed by how …

Alex Kurtzman and Olatunde Osunsanmi discuss Star Trek: Discovery S3

January 9th, 2021


Welcome to a bonus episode of theblerdgurl Podcast! In this interview, I get a chance to talk to Star Trek: Discovery executive producer and Creator Alex Kurtzman along with co-executive producer and director Olatunde …

David Ajala talks about Cleveland Booker of DISCO

January 8th, 2021


Hey Star Trek fans guess what? I had an amazing chat with David Ajala, the new star of Star Trek: Discovery Season 3. He plays Cleveland Booker, the rogue pilot that Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) meets when …

Raven the Science Maven looks like a Scientist

November 25th, 2020


On World Science Day a couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with a woman reshaping the image of Black women in science, Raven Baxter. (a.k.a. “Raven the Science Maven”) . I first heard about Raven when …

Lovecraft Country Blues with Ashley C. Ford & Shannon Houston

September 19th, 2020


If you are a fan of the HBO’s Lovecraft Country, then this episode is for you. This week my guests the hosts of the official HBO Lovecraft Country Radio podcast. Ashley C. Ford and Lovecraft Country writer Shannon …

Cartoonist Keith Knight is WOKE

September 12th, 2020


My latest guest is someone I’ve actually known for a  few years now, Keith Knight. Keith is an American cartoonist and musician known for his comic strips The K Chronicles, ink, and The Knight Life. While his work is …

April Reign and her new media company Ensemble

July 10th, 2020


This is the podcast edition of the premiere episode oftheblerdgurlLIVE in podcast form. It’s edited slightly for clarity, and there is a transcript available below! It was great having April back and I was able to get …

Palika Makam and the new rules of social media activism

June 28th, 2020


Did you know that if you go to a protest, take pictures and share them on social media, not only can your location be tracked, but the location and identities of everyone whose face you’ve shown in a video can also be …

Malcolm Barrett on Acting, Activism and Allies

June 13th, 2020


So today my guest today is actor, writer and playwright Malcolm Barrett. Many of you remember him as Lem from Better off Ted and Rufus from …

Jeff Barnaby talks about his indigenous zombie film Blood Quantum

May 18th, 2020


You’ve already heard me rave about the new indigenous zombie movie Blood Quantum on Shudder. This week’s podcast interview was with the director, Jeff Barnaby, about the film and his experiences as an indigenous …

Robbie Amell, Andy Allo and Greg Daniels on Amazon and the afterlife in Upload

May 1st, 2020


My interview this week is with the creator and cast of a brand new show dropping on May 1 on Amazon Prime called Upload. It takes place in a future where after your physical death your consciousness can be uploaded …

Milestone co-founder Denys Cowan answers The Question

April 17th, 2020


Whenever Denys Cowan is mentioned within comic book circles, most people immediately start talking about Milestone Media, the groundbreaking company …

Why Daisy Lightfoot is actually Princess Shuri of Wakanda

April 10th, 2020


My last episode was a bit of a departure, because I really wanted to address the COVID 19 pandemic and I also wanted to get you resources for dealing with the situation. If you missed that episode, please go back and …

Practical pandemic guide for the rest of us

March 30th, 2020


I pre-empted this week’s interview to share with you a special episode of the podcast that deals directly with COVID-19, the realities of the situation and some steps you can take to get through the shutdown. So if you …

Simone Missick on All Rise, Altered Carbon and how Luke Cage started it all

March 19th, 2020


My guest this week is actress and producer Simone Missick. Now most of you geeks out there remember Simone from her role as live-action comic …

How Marc Bernardin went from fan to journalist to Hollywood screenwriter

March 6th, 2020


Today’s guest is Marc Bernardin. If you are a blerd, you’d better put some respect on this man’s name! Marc has been a professional geek since before many of you were born. With a career that spans a couple of …

Director Hanelle Culpepper is the first woman to direct a Star Trek pilot EVER

February 23rd, 2020


Hanelle Culpepper is an accomplished director in her own right. She has directed TV in Hollywood for years. She’s done plenty of action and genre …

Parisa Fitz-Henley is literally a Magical Black Girl

February 13th, 2020


My guest this week is actress Parisa Fitz-Henley. I first saw Parisa on Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix when she played Luke’s wife Reva. You …

April Reign spills Oscar TEA!

February 6th, 2020


So, the Oscars are this weekend. And this is important because of who my guest is this week. It’s none other than April Reign. The creator of the #Oscarssowhite hashtag, businesswoman, activist, mom and so much more! …

Gabe Kunda’s dream role as the voice of Rock Lock on My Hero Academia

January 31st, 2020


This week I’m talking to Grammy nominated professional voiceover artist Gabe Kunda. Gabe provides the voice for the English dub of the character Ken Takagi a.k.a “Rock Lock” on My Hero Academia. Gabe ahs also played …

William Jackson Harper is in a really Good Place right now

January 23rd, 2020


This week’s  interview is with actor and writer William Jackson Harper. Many of you know him as Chidi Anagonye from The Good Place and sincethe end of ther series is upon us, I was super excited when the show’s reps …

Yedoye Travis on anime, NASCAR and that time Dave Chappelle came to his show

January 9th, 2020


Welcome to my first theblerdgurl podcast episode of the New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is relaxed, rested and not….completely …

N. K. Jemisin and Jamal Campbell describe the world of a powerful new Green Lantern

December 24th, 2019


Happy Holidays everyone! Today’s episode features the award-winning writer N.K. Jemisin and the incredible artist Jamal Campbell who I spoke to …

EXCLUSIVE Orlando Jones talks about what went down on American Gods in his own words

December 16th, 2019


In the early morning hours of Saturday, December 14, 2019, Actor, writer and producer Orlando Jones took to social media to tell the world that he …

A Voyage to the Stars with the Black Version of Phil LaMarr

November 20th, 2019


Phil Lamar has voiced over 250 characters in cartoons and anime in his career. As the voice of John Stewart on The Justice League, he was the only Green Lantern I recognized (until N.K. Jemisin created Sojourner of …

Donald Faison talks about Emergence (and Star Wars)

September 24th, 2019


Donald Faison is an actor, comedian, and voice actor, best known for playing Dr. Chris Turk in the ABC comedy-drama Scrubs (2001–2010). He’s also co-starred in Kickass 2, and voiced everything from Robot Chicken to …

PODCAST: Lewis Tan Talks Wu Assassins and The One and Only Time he Got Knocked Out

August 8th, 2019


I ’m back with a special episode! I got a chance to talk to one of the stars of the new Netflix Show Wu Assassins that just dropped on Netflix. Actor, stuntman and martial artist Lewis Tan. 

In this interview, Tan …

PODCAST: How Preeti Chhibber Wrote a Spider-Man Book in 6 Weeks

August 5th, 2019


Preeti Chhibber is a journalist, on-camera host and co-host of both the Desi Geek Girls and SYFYWire Fangrrrls Strong Female Characters podcasts. …

PODCAST: See You Yesterday Director and Cast Get Real About That Ending

May 29th, 2019


In this special episode of theblerdgurl podcast, I got a chance to sit and talk with the director and stars of See You Yesterday. Director, Stefon …

EXCLUSIVE! Sebastian A. Jones talks about Stranger Comics’ new deal with HBO

April 18th, 2019


I’m really excited about this interview because it’s the first EXCLUSIVE here at theblerdgurl! On this podcast episode, I’m talking to the creator of Stranger Comics, Sebastian A. Jones. I’ve been a fan of Stranger …

PODCAST: Yetide Badaki on Bilquis, Being a Nerd and Why She Loves Being Scared

March 9th, 2019


The gorgeous Yetide Badaki is my guest on this episode of Theblerdgurl podcast. We talk about how the acting bug bit her early as a child in Nigeria, how she’s a huge Neil Gaiman fangirl and how Bilquis comes into her …

Podcast: 2018 and the Business of Fandom with Orlando Jones

December 31st, 2018


Welcome to the last blerdgurl podcast of 2018. Now originally, I was going to go over my favorite movie of the year, but we all know that it’s Black Panther so that seemed kind of redundant. And everyone has …

theblerdgurl podcast: David Ajala On Nightflyers, Supergirl and Drunken Prawns

December 2nd, 2018


It’s that time of year folks! In this episode, I’ll give you a little schedule of when a bunch of holiday shows and movies are dropping including

theblerdgurl podcast – NASA Honors, What to Binge-watch and Maybe a BLADE Reboot?

September 3rd, 2018


The summer is over! If you are relaxing into the end of your Labor Day holiday or if you’ve just gotten home from the repast after Aretha’s funeral …

theblerdgurl podcast: Nightflyers, a real SKYNET and Cheo Hodari Coker Talks Luke Cage S2 Spoilers

July 18th, 2018


Check out my latest podcast! I talk about what I’m going to be up to at San Diego Comic Con this week, how Apple keeps breaking laptops and how China has a real-life SKYNET. PLUS, it’s the last in the series of my …

theblerdgurl podcast: Robot Stuntmen, Sorry to Bother You and the Dorian and Simone Missick Interview

July 7th, 2018


If you’re in the US, I hope you’re enjoying your holiday weekend and staying cool and if you’re not here with us, I hope you’re having fun. Wherever …

theblerdgurl Podcast: SYFY, Cloak and Dagger, The Expanse and What’s Next

June 10th, 2018


Hey folks! theblerdgurl podcast is back! I know it’s been awhile but I’m back with a new podcast for you. And I’ve changed my format a bit. Now I’m …

Podcast: Greg Anderson of FuseFX Talks About What it Takes to Create the Stunning Visual Effects for Luke Cage, The Punisher and Spiderman

December 11th, 2017


I’m back! Three bouts of laryngitis and one new job later and I am finally back with a new podcast! This week’s guest is Greg Anderson of FuseFX. Greg is the visual effects supervisor for several Marvel properties …

Podcast: Tatiana King Jones on Tech, Anime and the Orlando Jones University

September 29th, 2017


I am really excited I was able to get Tatiana King Jones of the FanBros Show to come on the podcast. Not only do I consider her a friend, but so many times I hear her drop gems that I feel just about every black woman …

Podcast – Diversity in Comics and Hollywood: The Eric Dean Seaton Interview

August 10th, 2017


Many of you already know Eric Dean Seaton as the creator of the successful indie comic book series, Legend of the Mantamaji. What you may not …

Podcast – Pop Culture Chemistry with Dr. Raychelle Burks

June 30th, 2017


Ever wonder if the science and tech that you see in comic book movies could actually happen in real life? Could someone really create a new element …

Podcast – Karen Pittman Talks Luke Cage, Disgraced and Difficult Women

June 26th, 2017


Check out my interview with actress and singer Karen Pittman. Karen is well known for her role as Inspector Priscilla Ridley on the Netflix smash hit …

You know theblerdgurl has a Podcast Right?

June 24th, 2017


Yep. you read that right. I now have a podcast of my own! The new podcast made it’s debut on Soundcloud this week, but I will also be expanding to …

theblerdgurltv – Talking Science and Superheroes With Dr. Raychelle Burks

June 23rd, 2017


Ever wonder if the science and tech that you see in comic book movies could actually happen in real life? Could someone really create a new element …

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